Cottonwood Springs Lake

Quick Facts

Cottonwood Springs Lake

South Dakota

(605) 745-5476

Map Directions

Things To Do

Overview

The Cottonwood Springs Dam was built to lower flood damages in the Fall River Basin. It is found 5 miles west of Hot Springs on U.S. Highway 18 and nestled in the southern Black Hills. Nature lovers flock to this area to enjoy hiking, primitive camping (no hookups), fishing, and picnicking.

Map of Cottonwood Springs Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 43.439334, -103.566227

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Activities

  • Boating

    The area has easy access to boat ramps.

  • Camping

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is available.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed outside the recreation areas only.

  • Picnicking

    There are camping and picnic areas on the west side of the lake, along with a group-use area.

  • RVing

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Water Sports

    Enjoy fishing, boating, and swimming.

  • Winter Sports

    Please contact park services for more information.

Seasonality/Weather

Area is not open to vehicle traffic during the winter months.

Directions

Driving

5 miles west of Hot Springs just off U.S. Highway 18.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(605) 745-5476

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